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{ C OV E R S TO RY }


A toast to good taste in the Midlands
It’s been a very good year for people who love food. New restaurants, new offerings and more to come.

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What we’re hungry for in 2013.

What’s special about longtime restaurants in the Midlands? Plenty; find out how to tell us about your favorite place. Hite’s. Rawl’s. Oak Grove BBQ. Mrs. Clara’s Sandwich Shop. Longgone restaurants that still leave a good taste in our mouths. How does Terra restaurant in West Columbia serve up delicious dishes made from local ingredients? Chef Mike Davis breaks it down for you. David Koon raises cattle in Lexington County on land his family has owned since 1713. Meet Koon, his family and some of his animals. Something’s always cooking at Corley Mill House and Garden in Lexington, whether it’s the slow-cooked pork and beef briskets for Scott Hall’s acclaimed food truck or food for one of the many special events at the former mill, run by Hall’s parents and sister.



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{ HOME } A table in Mary Alice Lorick’s Lexington home holds special memories. It’s a custom-designed piece of art that tells the tale of her family and life.

{ SKETCH } Bill and June Bowen, both in their 80s, decided to add a new chapter to their lives by writing books. June’s novel, ‘Island Girl,’ centers on Sullivan’s Island, where she grew up. Bill’s is a collection of philosophies and musings.

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{performing arts}
Jan. 3-12: [title of show], Trustus Theatre, (803) 254-9732 Jan. 9-12: Alternacirque: Festival of Doom: Burlesque, Sideshow and Circus All-Star Showcase, The CMFA Black Box, (803) 712-3559 Jan. 11, 12: The Secret Garden, Newberry Ballet Guild, Newberry Opera House, (803) 276-6264 Jan. 11-26: The Fox on the Fairway, Town Theatre, (803) 799-2510 Jan. 11-26: Brighton Beach Memoirs, Workshop Theatre, (803) 799-4876 Jan. 12: Beethoven & Blue Jeans, Masterworks 4, South Carolina Philharmonic, Koger Center, (803) 251-6333 Jan. 12 through May: Beauty and the Beast, Columbia Marionette Theatre, (803) 252-7366 Jan. 13: Glenn Miller Orchestra, Newberry Opera House, (803) 276-6264 Jan. 15: Strike, USC School of Music, (803) 777-4280 Jan. 17: Miranda Lambert with Lee Brice, Colonial Life Arena, (803) 576-9200 Jan. 19: Rocketman – A Tribute to Sir Elton John, Koger Center, (803) 739-2275 Jan. 19: Sutton, Holt and Coleman, Newberry Opera House, (803) 276-6264 Jan. 20: Don Williams, Newberry Opera House, (803) 276-6264 Jan. 23, 24: Elvis Lives, Broadway in Columbia, Koger Center, (803) 251-6333 Jan. 24: Swingin’ Medallions, Newberry Opera House, (803) 276-6264 Jan. 25: Up Yonder with Karen Morgan and Vic Henley, Newberry Opera House, (803) 276-6264 Jan. 25-Feb. 3: Barefoot in the Park, Village Square Theatre, (803) 359-1436 Jan. 26: LifeChance 2013 International Gala of the Stars, Koger Center, (803) 251-2222 Jan. 26: Steel Magnolia, Newberry Opera House, (803) 2766264 Jan. 27: USC Symphony Orchestra – Wagner World Wide: America, USC School of Music, (803) 777-4280 Jan. 27: Faith and the Arts, Newberry Opera House, (803) 276-6264 Jan. 29: Wagner Symposium Concert, USC School of Music,
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(803) 777-4280 Jan. 31: Barber of Seville – Teatro Lirico D’Europa, Newberry Opera House, (803) 276-6264

{museums & art}
Through Jan. 1: Modern and Contemporary Art from the Collection, Columbia Museum of Art, (803) 7992810 Through Jan. 6: The Life and Times of Congressman Robert Smalls, State Museum, (803) 898-4978 Through Jan. 6: Mark Rothko: The Decisive Decade 1940-1950, Columbia Museum of Art, (803) 799-2810 Through Jan 6: Alchemy of Art, Columbia Museum of Art, (803) 7992810 Through Feb. 23: Conflict Zone, S.C. Confederate Relic Room & Military Museum, (803) 737-8095 Through Feb. 24: Snowville!, EdVenture, (803) 779-3100 Through March 1: The Civil War in South Carolina: Naval Warfare on the Coast and Failed Attempts to Take Charleston, Columbia Museum of Art, (803) 799-2810 Through April 7: For Us the Living: The Civil War Art of Mort Kunstler, State Museum, (803) 898-4978 Through June 2: Civil War in 3D, SC Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum, (803) 737-8095 Through June 9: Secrets of the Maya, State Museum, (803) 898-4978 Through Sept. 6: Conflict Zone: A Groundbreaking Look at War, SC Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum, (803) 737-8095 Jan. 2: Wee Wednesdays: Snowy Wonders! Columbia Museum of Art, (803) 799-2810 Jan. 3, 5, 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26, 31: Giggle Science/Messy Play, EdVenture, (803) 779-3100 Jan. 4: Baker & Baker Art of Music,


French masters. Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec’s ‘Dancer Seated on a Pink Divan,’ part of Columbia
Museum of Art’s Impressionism from Monet to Matisse exhibit, Jan. 25 through April 21.

Music for Rothko, Columbia Museum of Art, (803) 799-2810 Jan. 5: Gallery Tour: Mark Rothko: The Decisive Decade 1940-1950, Columbia Museum of Art, (803) 799-2810 Jan. 7: Toddler Take Over, EdVenture, (803) 779-3100 Jan. 6,13, 20, 27: Gallery Tour: Highlights of the Museum’s Collection, Columbia Museum of Art, (803) 799-2810 Jan 10: Contemporaries Wine 101, Columbia Museum of Art, (803) 799-2810 Jan. 17: FAAC Lecture on African-

American Painter Allen Crite, Columbia Museum of Art, (803) 799-2810 Jan. 18: Lecture and Book Signing: A Memoir of James De Veaux, Columbia Museum of Art, (803) 799-2810 Jan. 19: Museum Roadshow, State Museum, (803) 898-4952 Jan. 19-May 11: Step Right Up – The Sideshow in America, McKissick Museum, (803) 777-7251 Jan. 20: Tour de Lengua Espanola, Columbia Museum of Art, (803) 7992810


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Jan. 21-May 17: Dawn of Freedom: The Freedmen’s Town of Mitchelville, McKissick Museum, (803) 777-7251 Jan. 22: Craft Bar Happy Hour, Columbia Museum of Art, (803) 799-2810 Jan. 25-April 21: From Monet to Matisse, Columbia Museum of Art, (803) 799-2810

Jan. 3: Gamecocks vs. Tennessee Lady Vols Women’s Basketball, Colonial Life Arena, (803) 576-9200 Jan. 5: Carolina Cage Fights One – Pro MMA, Township Auditorium, (803) 576-2350 Jan. 5: Gamecocks vs. S.C. State Bulldogs Men’s Basketball, Colonial Life Arena, (803) 576-9200

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Girl’s on fire. Country music star Miranda Lambert will perform with Lee Brice at Colonial Life Arena Jan. 17.


Jan. 5, 12, 19, 26: All Local Farmers Market, 701 Whaley, (803) 917-4702 Jan. 5, 12, 19, 26: Soda City Farmers Market, Main Street, www.facebook. com/SodaCity Jan. 6: WNOK Bridal Expo, Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center, (803) 865-9497 Jan. 8: Woodrow Wilson Family Home: Hard Hat Tour, Historic Columbia Foundation, (803) 252-7742 Jan. 11: Robert Mills Historic District Walking Tour, Historic Columbia Foundation, (803) 252-7742 Jan. 13: Second Sunday Roll: Homeplace Bus Tour, Historic Columbia Foundation, (803) 252-7742 Jan, 17: Garden Tour of the Robert Mills Grounds, Historic Columbia Foundation, (803) 252-7742

Jan. 10: Gamecocks vs. Vanderbilt Commodores Women’s Basketball, Colonial Life Arena, (803) 576-9200 Jan. 12: Gamecocks vs. Auburn Tigers Men’s Basketball, Colonial Life Arena, (803) 576-9200 Jan. 17: Gamecocks vs. LSU Tigers Women’s Basketball, Colonial Life Arena, (803) 576-9200 Jan. 19: Gamecocks vs. Vanderbilt Commodores Men’s Basketball, Colonial Life Arena, (803) 576-9200 Jan. 26: Gamecocks vs. Arkansas Razorbacks Men’s Basketball, Colonial Life Arena, (803) 576-9200

Jan. 19: Women of Hampton-Preston Tour, Historic Columbia Foundation, (803) 252-7742 Jan. 19: World Beer Festival, Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center, www. worldbeerfestival.com Jan. 20: Dollar Sunday, Historic Columbia Foundation, (803) 252-7742 Jan. 26: Quilt Workshop, Historic Columbia Foundation, (803) 252-7742 Jan. 26: Red Shoe Run, Colonial Life Arena, (803) 254-0118 Jan. 26: Mountain in the Middle Trail Race, Harbison State Forest, (803) 9071742 — Compiled by Diane Morrison

{special events}
Through Jan 6: Main Street Ice @ Boyd Plaza, Hampton & Main, (803) 545-3100


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Carved full of memories

Artist captures Lexington woman’s tale in one-of-a-kind table
he incised, handpainted table sits in Mary Alice Lorick’s Lexington home. “I call it my memory table,” she says, “because all the images and sayings on the table remind me of my family and places that have special meaning to me.” A few years ago, while visiting her daughter, Kori, in Alexandria, Va., Lorick chanced upon a showroom at a company that crafts unique and colorfully painted furniture. Tables, blanket chests, mirror frames and other wooden objects look like folk art pieces on steroids. Exotic birds, fanciful flowers and swaying palms are some of the elements used by individual artists to create furnishings designed to be conversation pieces. “I got their business card and decided that someday, if I could afford it, I would like to get one of their tables,” recalls Lorick. She liked a style called a day and night table, which depicts the sun on one side and the moon on the other. When Lorick inherited some money, she decided to fulfill her dream and create a one-of-a-kind table that represented her


life. She chose a 48-inch round, pedestal table that would fit the bay window area of her sunroom. Five suede-covered Parsons chairs, each in a different color, surround the table. On the sun half of the table, Lorick ordered a garden scene that had a rock wall, reminiscent of the wall in her grandmother’s garden. The mockingbird in the scene is symbolic of one of Lorick’s favorite books, “To Kill a Mockingbird,” while the yellow daisies in the garden represent her mother’s favorite flower. For her son Luke, a USC fan, Lorick placed an imposing gamecock, standing regally in the garden. The beloved family cat, Wilbury, even made an appearance. The artist placed him poised among the grasses. The artist added other creatures, like butterflies, floating across the sky. But Lorick requested not to have any squirrels in the scene. “I was having a problem with them at the time and didn’t want them even in my imaginary garden.” Lorick knew that she wanted a crescent moon above a cabbage palm in the night scene to represent South Carolina. She asked for a natural beach setting with sand dunes, palms, sea oats and beach creatures such as a sea turtle coming ashore. “When the children were little, we started taking them to Edisto Beach. We stayed at Egret’s Point so I asked for an egret in the picture.” An alligator —

Images have meaning. Mary Alice Lorick’s table features images that tell the story of her life. From left, a gamecock represents her son’s love of USC, palmetto and moon for South Carolina and Wilbury, the family cat. another inhabitant of Edisto — was also a must. The edge of the table is reserved for any phrases or names that a person might want to wrap around the table as a frame. Lorick chose names of family members interspersed with special sayings of significance to her. “When Luke was little and I would put him to bed, he would always say, ‘See you when the sun comes up.’ So I wanted that on the table.” Lorick likes the fact that objects carved on the table aren’t always in correct proportion to others. For instance, a flower might be the same size as a tree. “But I like that folk art quality of the piece,” she explains. When the table arrived, Lorick checked her list of items she had requested to be incorporated in the design. She didn’t remember seeing the cricket she had requested. On her second inspection, she spied it perched on a leaf near Wilbury, who was watching the cricket intently, his head cocked to the side, just like he did in Lorick’s real garden. Gigi Huckabee is a freelance writer based in the Midlands.

Story by Gigi Huckabee Special to Lake Murray and Northeast magazines • Photographs by Tim Dominick


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{a toast to good taste}

What we’re hungry for in 2013


e’ve got a big appetite for food in the Midlands in 2013; so much that’s new, exciting and anticipated.

We’ve already developed a taste for ... the hot bar with multiple vegetarian options at the Whole Foods Market in Cross Hill Market ... the truffle frites at Oak Table topped with shaved smoked gouda and the pork dumplings, stuffed with pork belly confit with herbs and cheese ... spicy ramen at Menkoi We’re going to make a reservation for ... a table on the top deck of Liberty on the Lake, scheduled to open this year at Marina Bay in Lake Murray’s newest KIM KIM FOSTER-TOBIN/KKFOSTER@THESTATE.COM development ... the next Harvest Dinner at City Roots ... a table near the kitchen at Basil Thai restaurant, opening soon at Cross Hill Market ... Raise a glass to ... the arrival of Chicago-based Goose Island beers at selected craft beer houses in Columbia ... wine dinners at local restaurants such as Cotton Grill in Lexington, Solstice Kitchen, Gervais & Vine and Rosso Trattoria Italia ... the fifth annual World Beer Festival Jan. 19 at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center ... Mmmmm ... the charcuterie board at Motor Supply ... the cheese selection at Gourmet Shop We long to be ... smelling the freshly baked bread from Heather’s Artisan Bakery at the Soda City Market on Saturdays ... or the scones at Crust, which opened in November in

Yum! At left, Chef Joseph Jacobson preps a golden tile fish for dinner at The Oak Table restaurant. Customers peruse shelves of Certified South Carolina Grown products at 302 Artisans; Cola’s is one of the new restaurants that opened in downtown Columbia during 2012; a fire-baked pizza crisps in the oven at Noah’s Antica Pizzeria in Irmo.


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Ally & Eloise Bakeshop, 5209 Forest Drive, Columbia (803) 708-2982 Basil Thai, Cross Hill Market, Columbia, opening 2013 Crust, Rosewood Drive and Woodrow Street, www. crustcolumbia.com, Columbia Lady Antionette’s, 929 Gervais Street, Columbia (803) 400-8646

Liberty on the Lake, 1600 Marina Road, Irmo, opening 2013 Menkoi Ramen House, 1004 Gervais St., (803) 708-1569 Noah’s Antica Pizzeria, 7719 St. Andrews Road (Shopper’s Walk), (803) 445-1376, Irmo Oak Table, 1221 Main St., (803) 563-5066, Columbia Pawley’s Front Porch, 827 Harden St., Columbia, (803) 771-8001 Sweet, the Village at Sandhill, (803) 728-0657 World of Beer, 902 Gervais St., Columbia, (803) 256-1126

302 Artisan, 300 Senate St., Columbia, (803) 351-1786

701 Whaley, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays, Columbia Charleston Cooks!, Cross Hill Market, Columbia, (803) 509-8111 Soda City Market, 8-noon Saturdays on Main Street downtown SC Farmers Market, 3483 Charleston Highway, West Columbia, www. scstatefarmersmarket.com Whole Foods Market, Cross Hill Market (near the corner of Fort Jackson Blvd. and Garners Ferry Road, Columbia, (803) 509-6700

Rosewood ... or the cookies at Ally & Eloise ... or the truffles at Lady Antionette’s in the Vista We’re browsing ... the aisles of 302 Artisan, featuring lots of SC Certified foods ... the farm shed Saturday mornings at the SC Farmers Market ... We’re itching to ... take a class at Charleston Cooks! in the Cross Hill Market ... order a cupcake from Sweet at the Village at Sandhill ... buy wine at Trader Joe’s, opening on Forest Drive soon ... bite into a slice of authentic Neapolitan pizza from Noah’s Antica Pizzeria on St. Andrews Road .. find a great meal during Restaurant Week, Jan. 10-20, throughout South Carolina. Look for Midlands restaurants to offer deals on meals.

Harvest Dinners, www. harvestdinnersc.com Sustainable Seafood dinners, for list of partners and upcoming events, scaquarium.org/ssi/ World Beer Festival, www. worldbeerfestival.com


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{a toast to good taste}

Midlands’ most favorite eateries still going strong
Story by Deena C. Bouknight Special to Lake Murray and Northeast magazines • Photographs by C. Michael Bergen


s a child, a favorite memory is of the seven of us seated at a round table at a family restaurant on Saturdays. Each of the five children typically ordered the same cherished menu item week after week. Sunday afternoons were reserved for brownie sundaes at a local ice cream shop. As an adult, pangs of disappointment are still felt when passing a favorite pizza place that closed down five years ago. We get attached to the places we love to frequent. We count on certain foods prepared in particular ways. We make connections with the employees and owners of those establishments. Even in this era of fast food and chain restaurants, there are landmark businesses that Columbia residents from Lake Murray to the Northeast faithfully support. THE RUSTY ANCHOR
Serving since: 1993 What’s special? People watching while sitting under the shade on a Saturday afternoon, listening to live music. The Rusty Anchor Restaurant has been serving everything from burgers and filet mignon to fried popcorn shrimp and lobster. General manager Todd Deming, who has been overseeing the establishment at Johnson Marina on Lake Murray for almost 10 years, says The Rusty Anchor is a draw for family and friends because of its festive lake-side ambiance and wide selection. “Customers have a view of the lake from every table inside the restaurant,” says Deming. From the late spring to early fall, customers dine and enjoy music on the 40-top deck or hang out and eat on the adjacent Quarter Deck, which seats 200. A few employees remember eating

1925 Johnson Marina in Chapin, (803) 749-1555


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Hello, mate! Duncan Crowe, left, a native of London, England, opened the Lexington Arms Restaurant and Lounge on Aug. 4, 1980. His son Phillip, right, manages the kitchen. Top right, Crispy flounder served with an apricot sauce with crushed red pepper, garlic, and shallots is a favorite on the menu. Bottom right, Photos of friends adorn the wall of the Lexington Arms.

Serving since: 1980

316 Main St., Lexington, (803) 359-2700 What’s special? A flaming bananas Foster arrives at your table during French night Lexington Arms Restaurant & Lounge has been in the same location since it opened and still offers many of the same menu items. Duncan Crowe, who started Lexington Arms with his wife, Elisabeth, says that the focus from the beginning has been to offer fresh seafood, seasonal specials, daily specials and an extensive menu. On German nights, there are several authentic veal dishes to choose from, while French nights offer tableside preparation of such dishes as steak au poivre or steak Diane. But, oh, the prime rib. That’s what so many people come for. “We cook it the old fashioned way,” he says, “slow roasted on the bone for two-and-a-half to three hours.” All six of the Crowe’s children have been involved in “some way or another” in the family restaurant. Phillip, the youngest son, has been the chef for more than 15 years. Other employees have been with the Crowes for almost 20 years. Crowe says his wife officially retired 10 years ago, but he can’t imagine not showing up for work. At 76, he says he has seen “babies grow up to have their own babies.” Lasting friendships with regular customers is “the joy of this business,” he adds. “I enjoy it very much.”

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Serving since: 1969

at The Rusty Anchor with their families when they were children. Others have parents who worked there when they were teenagers or young adults. Whole families regularly patronize The Rusty Anchor. Special nights when children eat for half-price or free are always draws, as are all-you-can-eat specials. And, two of the most consistently popular menu items have been the lightly flash-fried Wasabi Tuna and the seafood platter with either fried or broiled shrimp, oysters, scallops and flounder.

340 E. Columbia Ave. in Batesburg-Leesville, (803) 532-8135 What’s special? Ask the waitress for a pully bone, which means the wishbone in the chicken. Tommy Shealy remembers his father cooking a hog at their home on weekends while he was growing up. In 1969, when Tommy was a teenager, his parents decided to turn their weekend pastime into a full-fledged culinary endeavor. Shealy’s Bar-B-Que opened in Batesburg-Leesville and has been serving some of the same families for 40 years.

We remember when ...
By Joey Holleman • Photograph courtesy of Blythewood Historical Society he communities on the outskirts of Columbia didn’t have many restaurants before their population began expanding in the past 50 years. Before WWII, about the only places to eat outside of family homes around Lake Murray and in Northeast Richland were the local boarding houses, according to local historians. A few other eateries popped up in the years after the war. In Lexington, the choices downtown were Hite’s and Rawl’s restaurants, according to longtime Lexington attorney Hugh Rogers. Hite’s, at the intersection of Main Street and Columbia Avenue, almost reached its 50th birthday before closing in 1996. Customers could sit down for meat-and-three meals in the restaurant or grab the popular hamburgers, sandwiches and fries at the snack bar. Rawl’s was closer to the courthouse, making it a favorite for quick lunches with lawyers and courthouse workers. Outside of Lexington, the choices included the barbecue buffet at Oak Grove Barbecue, which operated for years on Oak Drive before the building burned down. Chavis Bar-B-Que occupies that location today. And out by the lake, the culinary choices were few, but Snelgrove’s Landing was known for its hot dogs. Snelgrove’s closed in 2003. In Northeast Richland, the earliest fast food operations were snack bars that took root on U.S. 21 and U.S. 1.


I remember... Mrs. Clara’s Sandwich Shop in Blythewood. The building is not on its original site but located in the back yard of Mrs. Martin’s daughter, Dorothy Blume. It has been given to the Blythewood Historical Society in hopes that it will eventually be moved to its grounds. Travelers stopped at Clara Boney Martin’s stand in Blythewood to enjoy hamburgers, hot dogs and a variety of fried fruit pies under the shade of a sycamore tree on Wilson Boulevard. The official name was “The Clara Shop” but locals knew it as “Mrs. Clara’s Sandwich Shop,” according to the Blythewood Historical Society. The shop closed years ago, and Martin’s family moved the building to the back of some property nearby. It’s still standing, with the sign advertising 15cent hot dogs, 25-cent hamburgers and 10-cent pies. The Whale’s Tail was one landmark restaurant on Broad River Road that still resonates in the minds of baby boomers who grew up in Columbia. It closed in the early 1980s.


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Barbecue has been Shealy’s life. The restaurant still uses the same slow roasting process for the barbecue, as well as the same ingredients and recipes as it always has. The volume is just much larger than when they started, so cooking barbecue evolved from the cast iron kettle that his father originally used to larger steam kettles. Today, around 6,000 pounds are prepared weekly. Although two sauces are offered – mustard and vinegar based – mustard has always been the most popular. In recent years, Shealy’s has bottled, labeled, and sold its mustard-based sauce at South Carolina grocery stores. Even though Shealy’s parents are deceased, he says their legacy lives on in the hearts – and stomachs – of second and third generation customers. “Making people happy and seeing them enjoy themselves is what this business is all about,” says Shealy, who admits that he never tires of eating barbecue himself.

Serving since 1962

4927 Alpine Road, Columbia, (803) 788-8238 What’s special? It’s a barbecue joint, try the pulled pork (and on Sundays you can go a little upscale with shrimp and grits). The restaurant started in Columbia on Rosewood Drive in 1962, and original owner Lawrence Brittain moved it in 1978 to its current location in Northeast Richland. Back then nobody called it the Northeast Richland. It was more like the hinterlands. “I asked (Brittain) ‘What in the world are you doing moving out there?’” says Champ McGee, who worked for Brittain and eventually took over as owner. Turns out, Brittain was a trailblazer, and Little Pigs is one of the longest-running restaurants in the Northeast. It’s a classic Southern barbecue buffet, with a serving line that has grown from 20 to 40 items, including three kinds of barbecue pork along with chicken. The restaurant seats 172, and it’s often full. Little Pigs’ fans were worried when a fire destroyed the building in 2009, but McGee rebuilt quickly and was re-opened in five months. “We were packed those first few weeks back,” McGee says. “When you get customers who eat with you weekly, or monthly or at least a few times a year, they miss you.” The publicity from the fire and the excitement about the return of Little Pigs might have helped the restaurant earn a best-in-South Carolina honor from Southern Living in 2010. Customers keep coming back “for the quality of the food and the friendliness of the staff,” McGee says. Deena Bouknight is a freelance writer based in the Midlands; staff writer Joey Holleman contributed

Serve up your memories
Have a memory of a long-gone restaurant in the Midlands. Share your story with Lake Murray and Northeast magazines. Send us an email at lakemurray@thestate.com or drop us a line at P.O. Box 1333, Columbia SC 29201, Attention: Lake Murray/ Northeast magazines

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{a toast to good taste: on the menu}

Close to home cooking

Appetizer: Beet salad with pecans, City Roots Farm (Columbia) radish and zesty mix and Split Creek Farm (Anderson) goat cheese mousse

Chef Mike Davis of Terra in West Columbia showcases the finest of local seasonal produce and sustainable products on his restaurant’s menu. As citrus season comes into full swing, expect desserts featuring Meyer lemons and blood oranges. And the new year will see some favorite items returning to Terra’s menu such as beef cannelloni, braised short ribs and Anson Mills polenta. We asked Davis to present us with a meal featuring the best in local ingredients. Terra is located at 100 State St., West Columbia, (803) 791-3443, terrasc.com
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Dessert: Eggs from Wil-Moore Farms (Lugoff) are used to create a pistachioflavored crème Brule, meringue cookies and fresh ice cream (cookies-n-cream, salted caramel and peppermint flavors) with a snookerdoodle cookie

Entree: Grilled Manchester Farm quail (Sumter) with Anson Mills’ Charleston Gold brown rice, City Roots Farm red kale, sweet potato, wild mushroom and bourbon jus

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{a toast to good taste: on the farm}

Bloodlines – of livestock and people – have deep roots at Dutch Fork farm
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Story by Rachel Haynie, Special to Lake Murray and Northeast magazines • Photographs by Kim Kim Foster-Tobin


avid Koon knows and respects his 100-cattle herd so thoroughly he can point one out and tell you its personality traits, health and family history. Some in the current herd have come down through bloodlines of cows raised by his ancestors: His great-great-great-grandfather John Jacob Calhoun Koon, established the Dutch Fork area farm in 1713, soon after emigrating from Germany.
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Down on the farm. David Koon raises cows to sell at the nearby Saluda Livestock Market not “on the hoof” or “by the head” as most area farmers. David knows and respects his 120-cattle herd so thoroughly he can point one out and tell you its personality traits, health and reproductive history and who its parents were. A small herd of boer goats owned by Koon’s sister thrives in a fenced pasture.

When Koon sells angus or charolais beef, or cows that are a cross between the two, at the nearby Saluda Livestock Market, they are not sold “on the hoof” or “by the head” as most area farmers measure cattle. For him, it’s “by the face.” During harvest time, Koon gets help from one of his four sisters, Cindy, who also tends her small herd of boer goats in a separate fenced pasture on the family farm. He relies heavily on Amy, his wife of 18 years, for moral support and sporadic help with a breached calf. Otherwise, Koon manages single-handedly the 210 acres of Double Acres Farm, cut through by the

Newberry & Laurens Railroad line and Broad River Road. His only other herding help comes from four llamas and Nickodemus, a burro with a lot of attitude. “Llamas and donkey, by nature, don’t like canines,” explained Amy Koon. “That means not only dogs, but also the coyotes we can hear yipping out in the woods that edge the home place, especially late at night when a train is passing by.” The cows are far more comfortable with David Koon, their

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’Til the cows come home. “Cows don’t like to wait; they get loud if they don’t get fed on time,” Koon said.

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caregiver, so he moves easily among the skittish animals to check on them and, when it’s market time, to coax them into the bed of his 1953 International truck. He has taken an average of 60 head of cattle a year to market. The beef Koon sells in Saluda is shipped out west and processed before it makes it way into the grocery chains. Koon’s beef is highly prized at market because he uses no hormones or artificial insemination in raising his cattle. The beef from Koon cows is not as fork-tender as cuts packaged and waiting at the grocery store. That doesn’t stop locals from asking Koon if they can buy a side of beef from him. He has to turn them down. “As FDA regulations have become more stringent, it has become more and more prohibitive to process your own meat,” he explained. Koon began working at the farm when he was 7 years old. His father, Calvin Koon, was the fifth generation of Koon to work the land. David Koon attended Clemson University to become an agricultural engineering major. He is a 2001 recipient of Woodmen of the World’s Conservation Award, and also has received Richland County Farm Bureau’s 1987 Young Farmer Award and Richland Conservation District’s 1990 Young Farmer Award. He also operates an on-site sawmill. “This farm has always been both,” said Koon, the only one of five siblings keeping the operation viable. “Cows don’t like to wait; they get loud if they don’t get fed on time, so I get to the saw mill when I can – because wood can wait,” he said. Koon mills local wood for his own use and for a variety of consumer purposes, often to exacting specifications. A very old cedar tree – felled by a 2011 storm – is waiting for its sap to recede so he can mill it. It could take months or years. A black walnut that once provided Amy Koon’s grandfather shade dried out for six years before David Koon made his wife a bed frame out of it. “He can build anything,” she said, gesturing to the stately grandfather clock standing sentinel in their downstairs center hall. He crafted a china cabinet from an over-sized chinaberry tree when he was just a teen. Floor boards milled from various tree species cover a section of their upstairs hallway. “I salvage waste wood. These slabs used to fire bread ovens in bakeries downtown. Sawdust is

Pastoral. Some cows in the current herd have come down through bloodlines raised by his forebears. His great, great, great grandfather John Jacob Calhoun Koon established the farm in 1713 soon after immigrating to the Dutch Fork area from Germany. used for chicken houses, shavings are used for customers’ horse stalls, cedar chips for controlling fleas in dog beds, and other wood chips are bought for landscaping or lining flower beds. There’s some use for it all,” Koon said. His approach to farming and milling enables him to practice the stewardship he believes in so fervently. “We hope to become even more sustainable around here – with more of a garden than we’ve had,” he said. “But for now, nothing goes to waste on this farm.” Rachel Haynie is a freelance writer based in the Midlands.


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Milling time. Koon also operates an on-site sawmill. He millls local wood for his own use and for a variety of consumer purposes, often to exacting
specifications. “He can build anything,” Koon’s wife, Amy said.

Natural born guardians. Llamas, along with a donkey, help with herding and protecting the cattle on Koon’s farm. They naturally don’t like canines,
which helps keep the coyotes at bay.

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{a toast to good taste}

A ‘family affair’
Corley Mill House and Garden


Story by Marie McAden • Photographs by C. Aluka Berry

heila and Steve Hall know how to throw a party. Over the last 15 years, the Lake Murray couple has hosted more than 3,000 banquets, anniversary dinners, birthday luncheons and weddings in their turn-of-the-century plantation-style home — the Corley Mill House and Garden. What once was a rundown residence is now the family business. Their daughter Stephanie and son Scott help run the popular reception venue, an off-site catering company and their latest venture—Bone-in Artisan Barbecue on Wheels.

Simple beauty. An old barn is seen from the garden of the Corley Mill wedding event center in Lexington.


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’Q on the go. Chef Scott Hall hands a customer an order from his Bone-In Artisan Barbecue truck. Bone-In was named one of the 20 best food trucks in
the United States.

The minds behind Bone-in Artisan Barbecue
Story by Marie McAden • File photograph ess than a year after hitting the road, Bonein Artisan Barbecue on Wheels was named one of the 20 best food trucks in the United States by Smithsonian magazine. And the accolades just keep on coming. Last summer, GQ included it among its list of “Best Places to Eat Right Now.” It’s been featured on two cooking channel programs and will be highlighted on an upcoming BRAVO reality TV show and on the Travel Channel. “Food trucks are a big part of today’s food culture,” said Bone-in chef Scott Hall. “It’s the melding of casual street food with creative cuisine.” This is not your corner hot dog cart. Hall starts with bone-in pork shoulder and brines it for 24 hours in a bath of spices, salt and sugar. It’s rubbed with salt, garlic and more spices, smoked for 14 hours in a low temperature smoking chamber and then hand-pulled using a unique shredding method. “We serve it on the truck the same day it’s pulled so you don’t get the wet-dog taste


that pork takes on after two or three days of refrigeration,” Hall said. “It’s not a health issue, it’s about flavor.” Both the hickory smoked pork and beef brisket are served on baked-in-the-morning focaccia bread and served with gingered apple carrot coleslaw and your choice of salad or hand-cut raw fries. Along with the barbecue staples, Bone-in’s menu can include specials like chicken and waffles, beer-battered fried fish and chorizo and pimento cheese on sourdough. Foodie fans can check out the truck’s weekly menu and scheduled stops online or with their smart phones. “Social media is a huge part of our business,” Hall said. “We have 4,000 followers on both Facebook and Twitter. We’re constantly engaged with our customers.” Marie McAden is a freelance writer based in the Midlands.

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All in the family. The Hall family from left, Scott Hall, Stephanie Hall, and their parents Steve and Sheila Hall. Scott Hall and his family run Corley Mill wedding event center in Lexington. Scott Hall also uses the site to prepare his famous briskets and other barbecue delights for his food truck. At left, a painting of Corley Mill House in the gathering room of the wedding event center.

Need more information?
Corley Mill House and Garden www.corleymillhouse.com or (803) 957-1818 Bone-in Artisan Barbecue on Wheels www.artisanbbqtruck.com or (803) 728-7512 Scott Hall Catering and Event Design www.scotthallcatering.com On Twitter: @Artisanbbqtruck

The Halls came into the reception rental and catering business after running a successful florist in Columbia and Lexington in the early ’90s. “People would come in and ask us if we knew of any place where they could have a reception,” Sheila Hall recalled. “They wanted something different.” The Corley Mill House fit the bill. Built in 1908, the two-story white clapboard house had been the former residence of the Corleys, who ran a lumber mill in the area for nearly a century. When the Halls bought the house in January 1997, it was in disrepair and in need of serious landscaping. “There wasn’t a blade of grass in the yard,” Sheila Hall said. “It was pretty bleak.” Despite its unsightly appearance, the historic house had enough panache to sell a bride-to-be on the site for her wedding reception. Three months after buying the property, the Halls were playing host

to 425 guests. It would turn out to be the biggest event ever booked in the facility. Although the 2,000-square-foot house could not begin to accommodate such a large crowd, the backyard offered plenty of space. The Halls quickly set to work on creating a picturesque garden that would serve as the backdrop for the party. In addition to landscaping the yard, Steve Hall hand-built a large white gazebo and wraparound deck overlooking the surrounding countryside. The week following the reception, they hosted their first wedding. As word got out about the new venue, reservations began pouring in. “After that first year, we sold the florist,” Sheila Hall said. “We couldn’t keep up with both. We were having two to three weddings a weekend.” With the business in full swing and growing, they decided to build a 5,000-square-foot addition that includes a gallery, a second outdoor deck and a large reception hall with a stage and seating


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Fit to be tied. A yard ornament at Corley Mill wedding event center. space for up to 220 guests. Although bookings have slowed a bit with the sour economy, advance notice of one to one-and-a-half years is still required to reserve the house for an event on weekends in spring, summer and fall. “Most of the weddings are held outdoors,” Stephanie Hall said. “People like the look of an old Southern plantation home with the Magnolia and pecan trees. And it’s a lot less expensive than Charleston.” For the bigger parties, the Halls hire a wait staff. Other than that, Sheila, Steve

and Stephanie take care of everything themselves. They cook the food, set up tables and chairs, lay out the linens and decorate the hall and gardens. “Mom, dad and I have worked every event we’ve had here the last 15 years,” said Stephanie Hall, 41. “We’re really hands-on. We don’t want to leave anything to chance. We want every event to be the best it can be.” Scott Hall, 35, joined the clan four years ago after a 10-year stint in New York working in restaurants and running his own catering business. With the support of his family, he started Scott Hall Catering and Event Design, an offsite catering business offering cuttingedge haute cuisine. In March 2011, the enterprising chef joined the gourmet food truck revolution with Bone-in Artisan Barbecue on Wheels. His parents and sister jumped right in to help. “Stephanie takes the orders, I serve up the food and my husband fries the handcut chips and beer-battered fish,” Sheila Hall said. “It’s a family affair.” Marie McAden is a freelance writer based in the Midlands.

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A couple with stories to tell
Chapin authors publish first books in their 80s
Story by Kay Gordon • Photographs by Tim Dominick hapin authors Bill and June Bowen are natural storytellers – raconteurs in the truest sense of the word. Southern born and bred, they each learned early on at the feet of their elders the intrinsic value of sharing tales, perhaps on front porches with friends and relatives on Sunday afternoons or in the parlor on early evenings with family. They learned to listen, to remember, to recount the stories and then to write. The couple, both in their 80s, have written books which were published last summer. Bill, a Charleston native, put together his collection of stories, anecdotes, poems and homespun philosophy in his “Gleanings of an Old Geechee.” June, who grew up on Sullivan’s Island, wrote her first novel, “Island Girl,” an historic romantic drama set on Sullivan’s Island in a 40-year time frame from the 1940s through the 1970s. The story is based on true facts. Bill and June met as teenagers from rival high schools and fell in love in between high school and college. June had a scholarship to College of Charleston, and Bill graduated from Mars Hill in North Carolina. They got married and moved from the Lowcountry to Greenville, where Bill was in the food brokerage business. They moved to Chapin 30 years ago to be closer to their families. In December, they celebrated their 58th wedding anniversary. They have three daughters and eight grandchildren. They have traveled to all 50 states and beyond to South America and Europe. They have boarded 25 cruises. They excel at duplicate bridge and are active in their senior groups at Chapin United Methodist Church. Both played tennis and were an integral part of the Misfits Kitchen Band for five years. They also love words. Bill won a limerick contest in The State newspaper in 1995. The next year, June won the contest. They still can recite those limericks. Bill wrote regular columns for the newspaper between 1995 and 1997. He still likes to pen letters to the editor about important matters, but his first love is writing poetry. Bill last year decided to put some of his writings in a book form. He said in his 80 years, he’s experienced much of what he wrote in his book. “It’s about love, life and death,” he said. “It’s also about living in and around Charleston, South Carolina, during and after WWII. It’s about fishing in the rivers and the lakes, which, at the time, were teeming with fish and other wildlife. It’s profound, it’s funny, and it’s thought-provoking.” June, too, had been thinking about writing a book for


More information
Buy “Gleanings of an Old Geechee” and “Island Girl,” published by XLibris, from Amazon.com, BarnesandNoble.com or your favorite bookstore. They also are available on e-readers, Nooks and Kindles. Details: Visit www.islandgirlbyjunebowen.com or www. gleaningsbybillbowen.com.

a while, but she didn’t know how to use a computer. One morning last year, she woke up and said, “I’m going to write a book.” “Island Girl” was born. Bill tutored her in becoming computer literate. They attended a book fair in Columbia last spring and were encouraged. June told a publisher then that she was writing a bestseller. “I like my book,” she said. “I think it’s good.” June’s book was published by XLibris in August and Bill’s in September. Since then, they have spoken at book clubs and have had some book signings. Now that she has one book finished, June wants to write more. She said she’s not really a writer but a storyteller with a story to tell. Bill’s philosophy is that “life is fun every day. Don Quixote is my hero.” Kay Gordon is a freelance writer based in the Midlands.

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people, places, things
LMYRA donates $10,000 to the MDA

public. On Jan. 25, the Met holds a fundraiser featuring one of the judges, soprano Mary Delaney.

The Lake Murray Yacht Racing Association (LMYRA) has presented a $10,000 donation to the Muscular Dystrophy Association for research on Friedrich’s Ataxia, a rare disease of the nervous system. LMYRA raised the funds from the proceeds of its Outback Cup Regatta, held at the Columbia Sailing Club in October. Receiving the check were Dave and Karen Desseyn, owners of the Outback Steakhouse restaurant on Harbison Boulevard, which was a regatta sponsor. Jeff Smith, president of the Outback Steakhouse restaurant chain, has two children with the disease.

The Lake Murray Symphony Orchestra’s next concert is Feb. 24 at the Harbison Theatre at Midlands Technical College, 7300 College St. Showtime is 3:30 p.m. The program includes music English Folk Song Suite and Haydn’s Surprise Symphony No. 94, plus the William Tell Overture and Chabrier’s Espans. Admission is free, but donations are taken at the door. Details: (803) 400-3540 or www.lmso.org Singer Gladys Knight will headline the Auntie Karen Foundation’s 10th annual “Legends of...” concert Feb. 22 at the Koger Center. Knight, who famously performed in the group Gladys Knight & the Pips, has been a star since the ’70s. Her hits include “If I Were Your Woman,” “Neither One of Us (Wants to Be the First to Say Goodbye)” and, of course, “Midnight Train to Georgia.” Tickets, which cost $50-$125, can be purchased by calling (803) 251-2222 or calling www. capitoltickets.com. Get tickets now for a special concert featuring nationally known singer Connie James with the Sandlapper Singers, set for Feb. 8. James, a New York City singer and actress, is a Columbia native who also attended the University of South Carolina. She has toured with comedian Bob Newhart, starred in a one-woman show, “Fever: A Tribute to Peggy Lee,” and has acted in several independent films. Other guest artists include the Dick Goodwin Jazz Ensemble and the Sandlapper Singers Orchestra. To purchase tickets, visit www.sandlappersingers.org or call (803) 381-5481. Have an item for People, Places and Things? Email lakemurray@ thestate.com. Event notices can be included in our monthly calendar, but must be sent at least six weeks in advance.

Lexington Haiti project gets $10,000
Children’s Charities of the Midlands representative and Lake Carolina Development president David Tuttle awarded $10,000 to Haiti Children Project, a non-profit organization founded by one of Lake Carolina’s homebuilders, Wade McGuinn.. Some of the funds raised at the Lake Carolina Wine & Food Festival in October were earmarked for Lexingtonbased Haiti Children Project. The organization supports an orphanage that provides a home for 39 displaced children in Jeremie, Haiti. The project hopes to expand its services to provide a feeding and school program for hundreds of children in the local village. For more information, visit www. haitichildrenproject.org.

Peter Hatch, former director of garden and grounds for Monticello, will talk about his newest book, “A Rich Spot of Earth: Thomas Jefferson’s Revolutionary Garden at Monticello,” at a program put together by the South Carolina Midlands Master Gardeners Association. The program is 6 p.m. Jan. 15 at the South Carolina Department of History and Archives, 8301 Parklane Road. Admission is free for SC Midlands Master Gardener members; $15 for non-members, payable at the door. For reservations, email mariamarchant@sc.rr.com or call (803) 749-1905; Press 2 to leave a message

The next meeting of the Crooked Creek Art League is Feb. 18 at 7 p.m. at Crooked Creek Park, 1098 Old Lexington Hwy., Chapin. The next meeting of the Seven Oaks Art League is Feb. 21 at 7 p.m. Seven Oaks Park at 200 Leisure Lane, Columbia. The Metropolitan Opera Company of New York returns to Columbia Jan. 26 to search for the next great opera singer. Columbia is one of 40 locations in which singers younger than 30 can audition in front of three judges. The auditions are at Columbia College and are open to the


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{ past tense }

JULY 1975
Construction of The Bounty Seafood Restaurant on Caughman’s Pond Road near Highway 378 in Lower Richland County. The seafood restaurant was popular with people who came for the buffet and sometimes got a ride around the pond (in a much smaller boat called the Baby Bounty). The restaurant was owned by B.C. Inabinet of Defender Industries, an industrial maintenance firm. The restaurant supposedly was built as a replica of the HMS Bounty. Inabinet, who opened other seafood restaurents in the Midlands, died in 1983; the restaurant closed a few years after.


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Mark Rothko, American (born Russia), 1903−1970, No. 8, 1949, oil and mixed media on canvas, National Gallery of Art, Washington. Gift of The Mark Rothko Foundation, Inc. 1986.43.147. © 1998 Kate Rothko Prizel & Christopher Rothko / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

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This exhibition is organized by the Arkansas Art Center, the Columbia Museum of Art, the Columbus Museum of Art and the Denver Art Museum, in conjunction with the National Gallery of Art, Washington.

Coming to the CMA on January 25:
Claude Monet, French, 1840–1926, Port of Dieppe, Evening, 1882, oil on canvas, Collection of the Dixon Gallery and Gardens; Gift of Montgomery H.W. Ritchie.

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